Nobody Injured in Wednesday Wreck

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said nobody was injured in a multi-car accident Wednesday on the Toccoa By-pass. Reports indicated that the accident took place around 3 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. Shirley said that while nobody was injured, two vehicles that were involved in the accident were totaled.

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Red Rage Tonight in Toccoa

The start of football season may be Friday night for Stephens County, but it will be busy at the Reservation tonight. It’s the annual “Red Rage” pep rally at Stephens County High School. Stephens County Varsity Football Cheerleading Coach Whitney Roberson said they are excited for the annual event. “This is my first year coordinating the ‘Red Rage’ pep rally,” […]

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Major Part of SR 17 Set to Open to Traffic Thursday

A major milestone in the Georgia Highway 17 widening and construction project is coming Thursday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the portions of the project located south of the Franklin County line to north of Scott Road will be opened to traffic on Thursday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said this is another major step forward […]

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City Commissioner Expresses Concern About Big A Rd./Memorial Drive Intersection

One Toccoa City Commissioner is expressing concerns about the new traffic pattern at the intersection of Big A Road and Memorial Drive. Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson addressed that intersection and her concerns about it at the city commission’s work session on Monday. “You are going to see where they have marked off left turn coming north, left turn arrows,” said Jamieson, […]

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Temporary Sign Moratorium Along 17 Corridor Extended

The Stephens County Commission will keep a signage moratorium in place along the county’s Highway 17 corridor while work on a sign ordinance remains ongoing. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to extend a temporary moratorium for signage along the unincorporated portions of Highway 17 from the Franklin County line to the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and then continuing along […]

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Banks Co. Wants Toccoa Water

Banks County is reaching out to the city of Toccoa, wanting to purchase water. Toccoa City Commissioners discussed the proposal of selling water to Banks County at a work session on Monday. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, this is a topic the city has talked about before with Banks County and it has returned to the table. “Banks […]

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Madison Co. Edges Lady Indian Softball

Stephens County drops its first softball game of the season. Madison County traveled to the Reservation in Toccoa on Tuesday and beat the Lady Indians in a Region 8-AAAA game, 6-4. Natalie Morgan led the Lady Indians at the plate, going 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Meanwhile, Karly Smith had two hits and scored a […]

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Bohannon Named Next Toccoa Finance Director

The city of Toccoa will stay in its own ranks for its next Finance Director. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the city’s Deputy Finance Director, Becky Bohannon, as the new Finance Director for the city of Toccoa effective November 1. Bohannon will replace Cathy Loudermilk, who is retiring after spending the last four […]

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